Re: Mark Sanchez FACTS
posted at 12/3/2010 11:08 AM EST
How is he better than Pennington? Pennington was smart, efficient and a pretty good leader. http://www.nfl.com/players/chadpennington/careerstats?id=PEN375096
Pennington is slightly under a career 2:1 TD/INT ratio (not great) has a carer 90 rating. If he hadn't had the shoulder issues, I'd bet his TD/INT ratio would be much closer to the 2:1 that you want.
I am not buying it yet with Sanchez. He has a good arm and agility, but he's not there yet.
Sanchez was picked 4th in the draft and has been hyped beyond all belief out of NY.
This is the same logic with Revis. He has a great 2009 and is the best CB last year, so all of a sudden he's going to Canton and he's the definitive best CB.
Revis won't even make the Pro Bowl this year.
Sanchez improved from his awful rookie season, but how could he not? He's in his second year, still has a good run game, good TE option, and nice WRs to work with so far.
He's cut down on his INTs, which is what he needed to do, and that;s a good job by him.
When he starts to win games without the horeshoe up his buttocks, than I'll tip my cap.
His D/STs sets him up well, but let's be honest here:
Mark Sanchez is not going to cupcake into Foxborough, Chicago or Pittsburgh and outduel or even match those QBs, especially in December against QUALITY Ds.
If he struggles against NE, whose D is worse than Chicago's and Pitt, what's he going to do there?
The coaches buried him last year behind a run game to help build his confidence, which was a smart move, but at some point you gotta let him loose.
It';s very telling to me, anyway, that when they came off that Bye week and he couldn';t do anything against GB, it exposed what I thought about him. He's not really a high end, prototypical cerebral QB.
He's Jay Cutler. Roll em out, get him out of the pocket and simplify the playbook.